PROMISE NOTHING
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CATALOGUE TWI194
FORMAT LP
LABEL LES DISQUES DU CRÈPUSCULE
RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 1983
SLEEVE DESIGN Catherine Lazure.

 
CURRENT VALUE £20
 
RUN-OUT A "Before"
RUN-OUT B "After"
TRACK LISTING WRITERS PRODUCER RECORDED
WE WILL MEET THEM AGAIN Virginia Astley Jon Astley & Phil Chapman  
ARCTIC DEATH Virginia Astley Jon Astley & Phil Chapman  
ANGELS CRYING Virginia Astley Jon Astley & Phil Chapman  
SANCTUS Virginia Astley Jon Astley & Phil Chapman
LOVE'S A LONELY PLACE TO BE Virginia Astley Jon Astley & Phil Chapman  
SOARING Russell Webb Jon Astley & Phil Chapman  
FUTILITY Virginia Astley/Wilfred Owen David Lord  
A SUMMER LONG SINCE PASSED Virginia Astley Russell Webb & Virginia Astley  
IT'S TOO HOT  TO SLEEP Virginia Astley Russell Webb & Virginia Astley  

NOTES

Just to confuse matters, Les Disques Du Crépuscule also released Promise Nothing. All the material is credited to Why-Fi  so it's possible that this release was merely under licence for the Belgium region (although copies were being sold in some UK shops).

Promise Nothing mostly combines material from her debut EP 'A Bao A Qu' and her debut album From Gardens Where We Feel Secure.

This release was issued in Canada through Sire records.

'We Will Meet Them Again' featured words taken from a translation of Mahler's Songs On The Death Of Children. The melody for this song was also used by Virginia for the song Joy which features on the Richard Jobson album The Ballad Of Etiquette.

The melody for 'Angels Crying' was also used as incidental music on the track A Long Absence (Un Entetien Avec Marguerite Duras) from the Les Disques Du Crépuscule compilation album The Fruit Of The Original Sin.

'Love's A Lonely Place To Be' was released as a single in January 1983.

The version of' Soaring' featured here is different from the version that originally appeared on the B-side to 'Love's A Lonely Place To Be'.

'Futility' features words taken from the Wilfred Owen poem of the same name set to music composed by Virginia. This is a remixed version of the track which features on the Mighty Reel cassette compilation (4 lines of vocals have been mixed out to allow prominence for the oboe).

'A Summer Long Since Passed' had originally featured as the B-side to the 12" version of the single 'Love's A Lonely Place To Be' and subsequently appeared on Virginia's debut album From Gardens Where We Feel Secure.

 

TRIVIA

'A Summer Long Since Passed' was titled 'A Summer Long Since Past' when it appeared on the album From Gardens Where We Feel Secure.